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NIMR vehicles enter UAE military service

UAE-based NIMR Automotive, a manufacturer of wheeled military vehicles, has announced that two of its most advanced models, designed and manufactured in the UAE, have formally entered into service with the UAE Armed Forces. NIMR i

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US to boost military presence in Iraq for Mosul battle

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday that Washington would send more U.S. troops to help local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State expected later this year. "American President Barack Oba

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Turkey culls 1,400 from army, overhauls council

Turkey dismissed nearly 1,400 more members of its armed forces and stacked the top military council with government ministers on Sunday, moves designed by President Tayyip Erdogan to put him in full control of the military after a failed coup.

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$580m US base expansion on track in Bahrain

Three new buildings to house thousands of American military personnel have been constructed as part of a $580-million expansion of the US naval base in Bahrain, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To rea

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Turkey to close military schools, rein in armed forces

Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defence minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed c

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Turkey dismisses military, shuts media outlets

Turkey on Wednesday deepened a crackdown on suspected followers of a US-based cleric it blames for a failed coup, dismissing nearly 1,700 military personnel and shutting 131 media outlets, moves that may spark more concern among its Western alli

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US backs Erdogan govt as world watches coup bid

The United States called on all parties in Turkey to support President Tayyip Erdogan's government against a coup attempt as world leaders expressed concern about the upheaval in a Nato member country that bridges Europe and the Middle East.

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Kerry to offer Russia military co-ordination on Syria

The United States will propose increasing military co-operation and sharing intelligence with Russia to identify and target Islamic State and Al Qaeda headquarters, training camps and supply routes in Syria, The Washington Post reported

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Syrian military declares 72-hour calm across Syria

The Syrian military has declared a 72-hour "regime of calm" covering all of Syria from 1 a.m. on Wednesday (2200 GMT Tuesday), a military source told Reuters. The military high command said in a statement that "a re

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India, US agree to share military logistics

India and the US have agreed in principle to share military logistics, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Tuesday, as both sides seek to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of China. Washington has been urging New D

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